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by jonb
Wed Jan 09, 2013 6:29 pm
Forum: off-topic
Topic: LOLPRICE
Replies: 3020
Views: 360478

Re: LOLPRICE

£250??? WTF??

And it has a sticky key. Silly fellow, that will be listed for years before he finds a mug to take it off his hands. Has he got eBay shares?

No warranty. No returns.

Ha ha ha "Don't miss out!"

Tw@t.
by jonb
Sat Dec 15, 2012 5:49 pm
Forum: off-topic
Topic: LOLPRICE
Replies: 3020
Views: 360478

Re: LOLPRICE

Actually, it might be worth that.. split out into lots and sold separately, you might even tun a profit, but it'd be the job of a lifetime. And I could be wrong - it's a gamble. That said, if you're really bored you could take a look at the photos and item lists and (for each item) see what they nor...
by jonb
Mon Dec 10, 2012 8:43 pm
Forum: off-topic
Topic: LOLPRICE
Replies: 3020
Views: 360478

Re: LOLPRICE

NOTE : Does not include Xenon 2 Megablast

Awwww, that's the dealbreaker for me.. LOL
by jonb
Sat Dec 08, 2012 2:39 pm
Forum: off-topic
Topic: LOL DESCRIPTION
Replies: 633
Views: 90082

Re: LOL DESCRIPTION

These two are real gems. Not Acorn I'm afraid, but really funny. This fellow does not like the poor unloved machines one iota. http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Atari-ST-1040-ST-Steinberg-pro-edition-/150956733172?pt=UK_VintageComputing_RL&hash=item2325b8f2f4 http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/ATARI-65XE-/1509567623...
by jonb
Tue Dec 04, 2012 7:45 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn hardware
Topic: What is this?
Replies: 12
Views: 1864

Re: What is this?

BBC Model B - the first genuine home computer.
Hmmm, yes, if we ignore the MITS Altair 8800, or the UK101, or the ZX-80 or...
by jonb
Sat Nov 24, 2012 7:26 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn software: classic games
Topic: Elite sequel on the way
Replies: 81
Views: 14507

Re: Elite sequel on the way

You will all notice, I hope, that it does not appear to have "proper" physics in the ship control. So it is more like the original Elite concept of roll / yaw with no angular momentum (is that the right term?). So I mean, it looks like it plays like the Elite of old, and this is a very good thing. C...
by jonb
Fri Nov 16, 2012 2:32 pm
Forum: wanted
Topic: Boxed BBC Elite with all the 'stuff'
Replies: 24
Views: 4663

Re: Boxed BBC Elite with all the 'stuff'

But does anyone have a Cmdr. sweatshirt?

A mate of mine reached Elite status and sent of for it. Smug git, best I managed on the Speccy was "Deadly"...
by jonb
Thu Nov 08, 2012 7:46 pm
Forum: off-topic
Topic: LOLPRICE
Replies: 3020
Views: 360478

Re: LOLPRICE

I guess it is a hobby and he can afford to take his time.

The other thing is I expect the Falcon sale didn't go through at £699 - what's the betting this is the same machine? Is there a difference in stated specification? Too tired to check right now...
by jonb
Fri Oct 26, 2012 3:19 pm
Forum: off-topic
Topic: dream the dream!
Replies: 9
Views: 1975

Re: dream the dream!

Well, there is CJE Micro's [sic] in Worthing. They are an Acorn specialist, but not particularly into gaming as far as I can see.
by jonb
Thu Oct 25, 2012 10:18 pm
Forum: for sale / freebies
Topic: ZIP 100 Drive
Replies: 8
Views: 1991

Re: ZIP 100 Drive

Well, not a lot. I have 3 Zip disks from long ago and I am curious as to what's on them. Once I get the data off, I will not use it again.

So... I'll let someone else make an offer first - but please let me know if you don't sell it.

Cheers

JonB
by jonb
Thu Oct 25, 2012 6:27 am
Forum: for sale / freebies
Topic: ZIP 100 Drive
Replies: 8
Views: 1991

Re: ZIP 100 Drive

I could... how much do you want for it? :)
by jonb
Sat Oct 13, 2012 9:39 am
Forum: 8-bit acorn software: other
Topic: an ebook on the Acorn Electron
Replies: 33
Views: 5098

Re: an ebook on the Acorn Electron

Thank you Jon! You have completely lost me but it sounds good!! I'll give that a go over the weekend :) Sorry, I saw a flaw and zapped the post. I am going to have a proper go at it on my Electron today and will post the result later on. Stick with Rich's code for now, and when I am finished you ca...
by jonb
Fri Oct 12, 2012 9:40 am
Forum: 32-bit acorn hardware
Topic: Not as expected
Replies: 66
Views: 12597

Re: Not as expected

As much as it galls me to say this, perhaps a more philosophical approach is called for? Send the machine back, get a refund and look elsewhere. I know it's "the principle" of the thing that is driving you, but honestly, is it really worth the heightened blood pressure? Over the years I have been an...
by jonb
Fri Oct 05, 2012 9:24 am
Forum: general
Topic: Today I received.....
Replies: 6059
Views: 644629

Re: Today I recieved.....

Silly question... what is Datacentre, and which Acorn machines is it compatible with (I assume BBC, but how about Electron..)?

(Edit: Just checked out retroclinic's site, I see now. Nice...)
by jonb
Wed Oct 03, 2012 7:39 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn hardware
Topic: Electron mass storage options?
Replies: 8
Views: 1652

Re: Electron mass storage options?

Ah, 60 Euros, not bad. But you need an additional card to use it on an Electron, right? Do you get one included when you buy?
by jonb
Wed Oct 03, 2012 6:41 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn hardware
Topic: Electron mass storage options?
Replies: 8
Views: 1652

Electron mass storage options?

Hi I just bought an Electron for 99p on ebay - whey hey! :lol: I've taken it apart and given it a good scrub and dust and reflowed the power socket connections (loose). It had a few non working keys but after whacking them a few times they are OK. Loving that clicky key action! What are my options f...
by jonb
Fri Sep 28, 2012 6:44 pm
Forum: off-topic
Topic: LOLPRICE
Replies: 3020
Views: 360478

Re: LOLPRICE

To be fair, some of it is pretty rare, for example the Camputers Lynx although that is not £699 rare!
by jonb
Thu Sep 20, 2012 10:49 am
Forum: 8-bit acorn emulators
Topic: b-em on the raspberry pi - There is hope
Replies: 42
Views: 12371

Re: b-em on the raspberry pi - There is hope

Can't rely on a specific setting for turbo mode - it depends on the individual board. I'm trying it out now, and I found that for me at least, I can't run at top speed, although I'm trying different power supply configurations.
by jonb
Wed Sep 19, 2012 8:11 pm
Forum: off-topic
Topic: Acorn hardware in need of good home!
Replies: 13
Views: 2526

Re: Acorn hardware in need of good home!

BY THE CURL OF CURLS!!!


How on earth did they end up there?
by jonb
Tue Sep 18, 2012 8:31 pm
Forum: off-topic
Topic: What's it going to go for?
Replies: 7
Views: 1484

Re: What's it going to go for?

It's Grant Searle, for the record. Here is his Jupiter Ace page: http://searle.hostei.com/grant/JupiterAce/JupiterAce.html I thought it might be fun to do this, so I built the simpler Micro UK 101 first and it is working fine. However, the cost of it (tools, materials, hard to find obsolete chippery...
by jonb
Sat Sep 15, 2012 8:55 am
Forum: off-topic
Topic: LOLPRICE
Replies: 3020
Views: 360478

Re: LOLPRICE

Oh, that guy is well known in this thread.
by jonb
Fri Jul 20, 2012 4:16 pm
Forum: wanted
Topic: Anyone got an unwanted VIEW rom?
Replies: 2
Views: 812

Re: Anyone got an unwanted VIEW rom?

Since you have a Turbo MMC you probably already know they make a sideways RAM board, onto which you can load an image of VIEW as well as any other roms you like, up to a limit of (err...) 16 separate images. I have Basic Editor on mine, as well as a few others. Anyway, my point is this - you can get...
by jonb
Tue Jul 03, 2012 8:03 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn hardware
Topic: Amazing Beeb Model B
Replies: 11
Views: 2531

Re: Amazing Beeb Model B

hmmm 57 quid.. :(
by jonb
Fri Jun 29, 2012 1:31 pm
Forum: introduce yourself
Topic: My First BBC and I'm hooked
Replies: 19
Views: 4652

Re: My First BBC and I'm hooked

The best thing you can buy for your shiny new Beeb (well, new to you!) is this: SD Card reader : http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/320934003695 Closely followed by this: Sideways RAM : http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/221053166556 I have no affiliation with the seller, but I have both of these and they're pretty b...
by jonb
Sun Jun 24, 2012 6:52 pm
Forum: off-topic
Topic: Raspberry Pi Play Thread
Replies: 91
Views: 16819

Re: Raspberry Pi Play Thread

I've got two of the beasties. One's running Debian on a Motorola Lapdock, the other one is still in its box (tested though, with the Debian card). Can't get the sound to come through HDMI for some reason (yes I've tried hdmi_drive=2). I'd love a play with this RiscOS port but I thought it wasn't rea...
by jonb
Sun May 20, 2012 9:28 pm
Forum: 32-bit acorn software: classic games
Topic: Was Zarch really written in BASIC?
Replies: 12
Views: 2750

Re: Was Zarch really written in BASIC?

I couldn't fly it either. Damned twitchy thing used to explode after landing if you touched the mouse. Not particularly playable, although I recall lots of enthusiasts. I was hoping for something really amazing as an encore to Elite. Sadly for me Zarch was a letdown in playability terms, but the lan...
by jonb
Wed May 16, 2012 8:57 pm
Forum: off-topic
Topic: LOLPRICE
Replies: 3020
Views: 360478

Re: LOLPRICE

seems lot, but the zx81 is an unmade kit

bit rare, that...
by jonb
Sat Apr 28, 2012 8:51 am
Forum: for sale / freebies
Topic: Big list of stuff for sale!
Replies: 20
Views: 4233

Re: Big list of stuff for sale!

What is the state of the BBC Micro User Guide? Mine's all done in, and I want another one. But only if the covers are still attached to the ring binder and it is in A1 condition...
by jonb
Wed Apr 11, 2012 1:01 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn software: other
Topic: The quill / Illustrator
Replies: 10
Views: 2310

Re: The quill / Illustrator

GAC more powerful than Quill? No idea. I just found it had a lousy user interface...
by jonb
Tue Apr 10, 2012 2:45 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn software: other
Topic: The quill / Illustrator
Replies: 10
Views: 2310

The quill / Illustrator

Hi Has anyone got a copy of the Quill / Illustrator adventure creation system that works with disks? I have a Turbo MMC system on my Beeb and my kids, having played with Terrormolinas and Bored of the Rings would like to have a go at adventure writing. I've got GAC but it seems rather arcane to say ...

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